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Leaving Harris and Lewis

Final frames from my first visit to Harris and Lewis in November 2016. There are lots of pre-trip processes I do mainly around maps which I love. Ordinance Survey Explorer paper maps kickstarted my love of the outdoors. In Cubs I learned map reading. In Geography I learned mapping countours and detail. Aged 15 I learned route planning as my friends and I and cycled Scotland’s Youth Hostels. So now I start with a map and write notes on it before I go and update with what I found. “Great rock formations”, “Sea stacks”, “Great hot chocolate” all make for useful information. And i will return to these islands.

Tarbert Stores, Harris

 

Seaweed

 

Leaving Tarbert

 

“Coat of Arms” beach

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Lewis beach – Bosta

This Lewis beach, Bosta, is not only a lovely white beach on Great Bernera. It was also a farmed area in Iron Age / Pictish times with settlements. A reconstruction of an Iron Age house opens on warmer months.

Isles of Bearasaigh and Seanna Chnoc

 

Dislodged Seaweed Root

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Scarista Beach Scotland

Lets go to another Scottish beach because you must. Beach visits refresh the parts other environments fail to reach. Sarista Beach Scotland is on the west coast of Harris and despite this overcast November day, interesting views were all around. I’m often taken with the small geography of the sand, how the wind shapes it, how the plants inhabit and shape sand too. Be sure to see me doing Maths on the Beach™ at the end of the article.

Beach detail

 

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